One day away from WPT Cambodia – first Main Tour in Southeast Asia – January 17 to 30, 2024 in Phnom Penh

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World Poker Tour Cambodia is on the horizon in Southeast Asia, with cards flipping just one day away at NagaWorld Integrated Resorts in the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh! If you are just catching wind of this event, doors swing open on January 17, revealing a thrilling 44-game lineup – the largest WPT festival in Asia – that will run for two exciting weeks, concluding on January 30. All that info can be found via the link below.

WPT Cambodia – Player Guide

First WPT Main Tour of Season XXII and first in Southeast Asia

The highlight comes on January 25 with the WPT Main Tour Season XXII launching in the region for the first time in history. The event boasts a substantial 1 Million USD guarantee. This is the first time the WPT has extended a seven-figure prize pool for a single event in Southeast Asia. As tradition, the champion’s name will be forever memorialized on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup.

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Since the announcement, a long list of players from countries all over the world have confirmed their participation, including past WPT DeepStacks and WPT Prime champions from Asia. Among them is 2022 WPT Prime Vietnam champion, India’s Zarvan Tumboli, who shared his excitement,

“Looking forward to coming to Cambodia for this WPT and grind, especially the $3.5K Main. The structure is really good. Cambodia is a great destination. I love playing at the NagaWorld ballroom, the venue ticks every box in terms of accommodation, food, hospitality, etc.” 

The upcoming WPT Cambodia Championship (WPT Main Tour) is a deep stacked tournament with slow increasing blinds. It is revered as one of the best structures in the world. Here’s all the info:

Date: January 25 to 29, 2024
Buy in: USD 3,500
Guarantee: USD 1,000,000

Day 1A: January 25, 2024
Day 1B: January 26, 2024
Day 1 level intervals: 60 minutes
Starting stack: 50,000 (250x Level 1 blinds)
End of Registration: start of Level 10
Bagging time: end of Level 11

Day 2: January 27, 2024
Day 3: January 28, 2024
Day 4 / Final table: January 29, 2024
Day 2, 3, 4 level intervals: 90 minutes
Heads up: 45 minute blinds

Why Cambodia is a prime poker destination


Since 2019, WPT events in Cambodia have drawn players from every continent. The allure is attributed to various compelling reasons:

  • No Tax on winnings
  • High level competition
  • World-class facilities
  • Affordability
  • Juicy cash games
  • USD currency accepted everywhere
  • Explore temples and palaces in Phnom Penh
  • World wonder: Angkor Wat (largest religious structure in the world) in Siam Reap

To further ease travelers, Cambodia has introduced e-arrival cards starting January 1, 2024. This must be submitted within one week upon arrival to Cambodia.

Follow the link – Cambodia e-Arrival 

*Under “District” – choose Chamkar Mon, and under “Commune”- choose Tonle Basak.

World Poker Tour (WPT) Cambodia kicks off in one week! – January 17 to 30, 2024 at NagaWorld in Phnom Penh

Getting to the NagaWorld Complex

Travelers arriving at the Phnom Penh International Airport can get to the NagaWorld Complex via Grab Taxi or Metered Taxi Service Global Taxi. The journey is 10km and should take about a half hour.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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